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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]


Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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Common Corporate Standard: Having a common corporate standard in place is important when undergoing a harmonization initiative because it lays the foundation for success.
International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Results.
Harmonization of advisor and broker rules brings with it a "harsh reality," Clark said: The principals-based RIA model--which currently adheres to about 40 rules--would be forced to comply with the nearly "800 broker-dealer rules.
Part III examines the credibility of the factors thought to underpin the EU harmonization initiatives, thereby investigating whether a corporate governance framework driven by the EU as a "federal" legislator is indeed a necessity for the post-crisis environment.
For standards-setting bodies in Indonesia and other developing countries, this study will provide vivid pictures of the positions and improvement of formal and material harmonization of national accounting standards with IFRS.
Foreign experts assessed that the harmonization of the Macedonian customs legislation with the European was done according to plan.
The Bamako seminar will, among other things, build the capacities of the local f inancial markets by acquainting them with the new guidelines on harmonization, a d opted 30 March by the council of Ministers of the WAEMU.
Recommendation: To help ensure that CFTC and SEC are strategically positioned to implement the joint report's recommendations and address remaining harmonization opportunities, as CFTC and SEC continue to develop the charter for the Joint Advisory Committee, the Chairmen of CFTC and SEC should take steps to establish, with associated time frames, clearer goals for future harmonization efforts and requirements for reporting and evaluating progress toward these goals.
Produce GAP standards used in various audits seem to be at least 90 percent the same, providing a clear opportunity for harmonization.
TEI has long supported harmonization of the provincial and federal sales tax systems, including the zero-rating of financial services.
From its first meeting in April 1996 until its approval of the final draft in May 1999, the Harmonization Committee worked with more than 20 trade associations and more than 30 corporations to jointly draft commodity-specific model regulations that were acceptable to all involved parties.
The second edition of Alfred's Group Piano for Adults, maintains the clear organization and ease of use that characterized this text since its inception, while expanding sight reading and harmonization, adding playing by ear and introducing scales and arpeggios by similar fingering groups.